Access News: Hello July!





Friday, July 6th, 2018




Hello July  






A little announcement… 
Some new changes are happening at Design District Access! We have decided to release our newsletter on the first Friday of every month. Although we have thoroughly enjoyed the weekly newsletter… we feel that we can serve YOU best by providing one quality newsletter to keep you in the know with what’s new and happening with our design/build community and at Design District Access.

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 We share so much joy in seeing the designers come in with their dogs and wished we could spend more time with them. We would love to invite the design community and their furry friends for a lovely dog walk/play date at Dallas Rd on July 20th, meeting between 5:30 – 6:00 pm then going for a stroll alongside the water.

Please let us know if you are interested and are able to attend!
If you don’t have a furry friend – we will still love for you to join!




  Such a wonderful party – getting together and contributing to a pot luck with your assigned vegetable. Our lovely Danisha was assigned Spinach and below is what was brought to the garden party. Simply a winner, easy to modify and the flavours are out of this world.






EXCLUSIVE: only wallpaper books from JAB on the island.

ARTFUL FASHION The wallcoverings line DOLCE VITA also celebrates the bright side of life. Five articles in a total of 45 colourways provide the perfect palette for the creative design of sophisticated interiors. As wall decorations in the truest sense, the high-class vinyl qualities are designed in an especially artful fashion. Like the textile creations of the premium brand, the wallcoverings also feature exciting brilliant effects, giving them a fashionable, elegant twist.

The patterns are contemporary but found their inspiration in anything from vintage floors to handbags and textiles. Different sophisticated textures and designs in subtle colour combinations come together in this wallpaper collection. There is a chevron and a honeycomb design, both based on antique parquet floors. A small all-over design is reminisscent of iconic Italian handbags made from woven leather. Another quality features a larger woven design. More extravagant prints are the large jungle leaf design, a striking bamboo pattern on a linen look background and a leopard print. To complement these designs there are also a few faux-plain qualities with a very subtle pattern, mimicking the texture of leather or the structure of a heavy linen fabric. The wallcoverings are all high quality, heavy, embossed vinyls with a non-woven backing. They can also be used for normal contract use.

ZAPARA FABRICS Inspired by fashion and a love of all things eclectic yet sophisticated, the Zapara fabric collection embodies the beauty of the Amazon in a selection of striking printed fabrics, weaves and a voile. With names taken from tropical places and plants, an air of the exotic runs through this diverse collection. Jewel-coloured patterns and textures mix to create a carefully considered range that exudes style and glamour. 

ZAPARA WALLPAPERS With its name taken from the indigenous people of the Amazon rainforest, the Zapara wallpaper collection from Harlequin is inspired by the lush tropical landscapes surrounding the Ecuadorian and Peruvian borders. With botanical prints and vibrant colours, this stunning collection of 29 wallcoverings is the perfect way to bring an air of the exotic to your home. Striking ethnic designs adorn statement wallpapers as hand drawn flowers shimmer in the South American sun.


NUEVO FABRICS Nuevo is a bold, contemporary collection of fabrics teamed alongside textured, chunky weaves. Capturing the dry feel of the Californian desert and the earthiness of its endless horizon, this range of geometric fabrics blends urban style with an ethnic twist. Suitable for curtains, accessories and occasional upholstery, this range instantly makes an urban-sophisticated statement in your contemporary space.
NUEVO WALLPAPERS Urban style meets contemporary design in the Nuevo wallpaper collection from iconic brand Scion. Featuring an eclectic range of Mexican and South American influenced wallpapers where interlocking geometrics and flat-colour motifs reflect the move towards an ‘urban’ trend. Bold colours with an ethnic twist dramatically showcase striking prints, capturing the essence of cool amidst desert heat. As tropical foliage provides much-needed shade, swallows fly overhead in perfect formation.

The Skye collection: a bold play on contrast and an elegant affirmation. A juxtaposition of colours and stark variations in width. Cedar-bright orange paired with a subdued matte gray reminiscent of charcoal. the decorative pine wall has a more uniform tonality of foggy, rocky gray; the sense of a stratified, architectural backdrop comes form distinct, varied thicknesses and aleatory lengths and widths.

Col Inspiration – Wildflower, Stardust, Moondance 

Interior Inspiration: Crown, Nest, Jones
Interior Inspiration: Goodnight | CAN/ULC, black out
** New books have arrived to Design District Access, stop by our showroom to check them out! **





The catalog has officially landed at Design District Access – Palecek: 2018 Catalog.
Have a look below are some new 2018 arrivals. 







Divine luxury vinyl flooring: High-end style. Highly versatile. Capture the essence of wood, tile or stone with the comfortable and practical alternative of luxury vinyl flooring. Exceptionally resistant to scratches and scuffs, this waterproof vinyl flooring is ideal for active families.

Edilgres E-Street Arch, Unglazed Porcelain
MODERN CEMENT-LIKE RANGE OF UNGLAZED PORCELAIN Edilgres E-Street Arch is a sophisticated and modern interpretation of cement is blended in a balanced mix of graphics and colours, turning it into a minimal and versatile surface, suitable for any style and type of environment.

 Agemstone Series 


Coming soon – Purparket displays!
Keep an eye out – we are getting some lovely PurParket Flooring Displays to showcase their lovely collection. If you must see their samples, we have a box set at our office to get you started!!
Who’s loving the Cinder colour featured in Jillian Harris’ home?


Surya: Spring 2018
Making the Spring catalog easy to use was mission critical to Surya. Product categories are organized by style, then price from high ($$$$$) to low ($) and Pantone TPX colors are now listed for every product. Product descriptions also include category-specific details such as pile height and fringe length for rugs. The catalog features a Top Sellers Index with more than 600 products with proven sales success and a Visual Rug Index that makes searching easier and quicker than ever.


  • Pacing well above the industry standard, 95% of Surya’s comprehensive product offering is in stock and can be ready to ship within 24 hours.
  • Larger sizes have been added to more than 200 top-selling rugs, and 9’X12’ and 9’x13’ sizes are now available for more than 2,500 rugs – the largest selection of oversized rugs in the industry


our newest addition for carpet tiles!!  Why buy a rug made of carpet tiles. Inspired designs. Endless possibilities. Sustainably manufactured.






Wallpaper – LEN-TEX: Rising Tide, Brooklyn

Mural – Custom digital printing
custom to any size and you can also pre-template the size of your wall to see how much of the mural will show online.
See below for what is trending in 2018 and click for more options!!

COMMON ROOTS Designed around our inherent need to be comforted and cocooned by our surroundings, we introduce Common Roots, an exclusive collection of high-performance upholstery and drapery fabrics. Comprised of plush velvets, glazed linen, textured tweeds and chunky bouclé weaves, the lush textiles are anchored in a palette that spans from Onyx and Platinum to Cobalt and Terracotta. Meanwhile, striking motifs showcase tribal elements, simple geometry, deconstructed plaids and homespun organic textures that nod to Bauhaus and Scandinavian designs. Sumptuous yet easy to maintain, this collection can be layered in a variety of settings and pushes the boundaries of hospitality textiles today.

Product – Inpro: Spaces catalog
At Inpro®, we go to obsessive lengths to create products that protect the APPEARANCE of buildings and the HEALTH and SAFETY of the people who use them every day.






Splashes Bath and Kitchen will be hosting a “Shower Valves 101” seminar on:
July 26th from 1-4 pm
to help you select fixtures that best suit your clients’ needs. Learn about each brand: their features, mechanics, and quirks. From pressure balance and thermostatic valves to diverters and volume control systems, you will know how to piece together showers both simple and complex.

Special guests will be available to showcase digital systems as well, so join us for an afternoon of learning and fun with fixtures and your team at Splashes!

RSVP with your name, contact info + # of guests to  as soon as you can as we have limited space (10-12) available for this lunch and learn. 









Offer valid from May 1 – August 31, 2018.
*Please note this promotion is available to consumers who have purchased the qualifying product only. Employees of Hunter Douglas, the Hunter Douglas dealer and it’s affiliates, franchisees, agents, associates, advertising and promotional agencies and members of the immediate families of these employees are not eligible. Hunter Douglas will bill back the dealer for any claims that are in violation of the rules. Consumers must submit a completed form in by September 30, 2018 to qualify. No late submissions will be honoured. Please note this promotion is available to consumers who have purchased the qualifying product only. Rebate will be issued in the form of a Hunter Douglas Prepaid American Express® Card. THE PROMOTION CARD is a trademark of The Hunt Group. All Rights Reserved. THE PROMOTION CARD is a Prepaid American Express® Card issued by Amex Bank of Canada. ®Used by Amex Bank of Canada under license from American Express. HDOrigins is excluded from the offer.




An additional discount for the flooring below.
Contact us for more information!

EUROTREND: Black Oak, Merdian Oak, Corona Oak, St. Moritz Oak

NOVABELLE: Maple Bali, Maple Komodo, Oak Sante Fe, Maple Greystone, Maple Sierra 




Habitat for Humanity Victoria brings communities together to help families build strength, stability and independence through affordable homeownership.

Can you believe this???

Some 14% of renter households in the Capital Region are defined as being in “core housing need”, meaning
they do not live in, and are unable to access housing which is affordable, in adequate condition, and of suitable size.

How can you help?
Donate to their build program, Volunteer with them, or donate your gently used goods to the ReStore.

If you are unable to bring the items to ReStore yourself, give them a call and they can send someone to pick up your goods! Far too often we toss things into the landfill – it’s time we start to recycle and help those in need.

Below are some items you can donate! 

Appliances, Building Supplies, Cabinets, Doors & Door Hardware, Hardware, Home Décor , Plumbing, Fixtures, Flooring, Furnishing
And many more!

*some restrictions may apply*
Contact us for more info!






As a thank you to the design & build community, DDA would like to offer free usage of our boardroom for industry professionals!

Perfect for meetings and presentations with clients, or for a quiet, beautiful workspace with all the resources DDA has to offer!



We love seeing all the great photos of products purchased from DDA installed in our clients’ homes and projects! We’d love to feature your photos on our newsletter, social media, and website!

If you have any completed project photos featuring products purchased at DDA, please feel free to send them to:

or tag us:

Instagram (@DesignDistrictAccess)

Facebook (Design District Access)


Design District Access will match any product to any price in the Local Market.

For more info, please email






















































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